If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that it is never too early to plan for San Diego Comic-Con. SDCCBlog pointed out a release from Sony that shares some SDCC tidbits in regards to fan favorite “Ghostbusters.” This year marks the 30th Anniversary and Sony plans to make the most of it, including a partnership with Gallery 1988 to “create a traveling art show that will feature top artists’ interpretations of Ghostbusters over the last 30 years.” What does this have to do with San Diego? The final stop of the tour will take place at San Diego Comic-Con. It shouldn’t be a surprise since prints and posters have really taken off over the past few years. If you remember last year there was a “Big Bang Theory” gallery set up at the WB Booth.
Here’s the full release:
Sony Pictures is getting ready for the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters next year by lining up a raft of licensees for apparel, toys, collectibles and publishing. The all-new program will target the classic film’s core fan base with products and events.
Licensees signed on to support the anniversary include Mattel, IDW Publishing, World Tech Toys, Quantum Mechanics, Factory Entertainment, Diamond Select and Medicom Toys, Mad Engine, Titan Figures, Uniqlo, Kaientai, BCI, Funko and Underground Toys. Additionally, gaming partners such as Beeline, Ubisoft, GSN, Path, XMG and IGT will create interactive, gaming and slot machines items, and MDI is planning a series of state lottery programs.
Sony has also partnered with the pop culture art gallery Gallery 1988 to create a traveling art show that will feature top artists’ interpretations of Ghostbusters over the last 30 years. Limited edition screen prints and posters will be available during each stop of the tour, which will conclude in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., in July.
“This franchise is very important to the studio, and we wanted to give fans new and exciting ways to participate,” says Greg Economos, senior vice president, global consumer products, Sony Pictures Entertainment. “Ghostbusters continues to gain fans and recognition year after year, and we are thrilled to extend the brand through products and events to celebrate this milestone event.”
I’d expect to see other exclusives as well during Comic-Con. Maybe a new set from Mattel? A new Funko or two? How about some new Minimates? What “Ghostbusters” exclusives do you hope to see? Any certain artists you hope take part in the gallery?